Great Leaders Don’t Stay in the Dark
Those of us in the United States experienced two great leadership lessons over the last few months.
Did you pick-up on them?
Leadership Lesson #1: People are curious & want to ‘participate’ in something amazing.
A few months ago, a total solar eclipse swept across the United States. It’s estimated that 50% of the U.S. population watched the eclipse. That means millions upon millions were curious about the event and didn’t want to miss it.
Leadership Lesson #2: People are busy & have short memories.
Despite millions of people watching the event, ask around and I bet most people can’t tell you what even happened on August 21 of this year. Why? Well, 118 days has passed since the event. That means a ton of emails, meetings, customer requests, etc. have gobbled up their days. The eclipse is a distant memory.
What about you?
Are you capitalizing on these two lessons by building something amazing that people (employees & customers) want to be part of AND are you ensuring that your vision stays alive and isn’t suffocated by busyness?
I sure hope so…
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Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.